JOSIE LONG GUEST DJ ON SAT 12TH OCT

The comedian Josie Long is our guest DJ at our next club night on Saturday 12th October! It’s at the Moustache Bar in Hackney and doors open at 10pm sharp.

Josie DJed for us last year playing a brilliant set with the likes of Camera Obscura, Billy Bragg, Paul Simon, Belle and Sebastian, The Smiths, Manic Street Preachers, Dusty Springfield, Standard Fare, Slow Club, Kid Canaveral and Pulp all getting an airing. You can listen to that playlist on Spotify.

If you have any song requests then please post them on the Facebook event wall. This is likely to be a busy one so please arrive early to guarantee getting in!

We’ll be playing our usual mix of indiepop, post-punk, new wave, sixties, C86 and lo-fi music and you can get in for the discounted members price of £4. All you need to do is email in with your full name and email address and you’ll get a membership card which you can pick up on the night!

WITHERED HAND GIG ON SUN 13TH OCT

We are excited to announce that Withered Hand will be playing at The Macbeth on Sunday 13th October! This is a rare full band show and tickets can be bought in advance from WeGotTickets. Support comes from Rozi Plain.

Withered Hand is the music of Dan Willson. Dan came late to singing and songwriting. He found his voice at age 30, in a period of reflection somewhere between the death of a close friend and the birth of his first child.

The moniker Withered Hand encompasses Dan’s activity as a songwriter, a solo performer and also exists in a band form. He has toured widely in the last 5 years to acclaim both nationally and in mainland Europe, playing his first shows in the USA in 2012. Withered Hand has recorded several BBC radio sessions and played various festivals as well as collaborating with the likes of Pam Berry (Black Tambourine), Darren Hayman and King Creosote.

Having released Good News to widespread critical acclaim in 2009 and following that up with the Inbetweens and Heart Heart EPs, Withered Hand are currently working on a follow up LP.

Rozi Plain is a solo musician based in London. Originally from Bristol, she has released two albums for Fence Records, Inside Over Here and Joined Sometimes Unjoined.

The unassuming charm of Rozi’s live show has led to tours across Europe, the UK and the USA. Notable tours include supporting Devendra Banhart (who fell for her debut album and named it one of his albums of the year), James Yorkston and Viking Moses, as well as appearances at festivals such as Green Man, End of the Road and Fence Record’s flagship event Homegame.

Whether performing alone or joined by an assembly of her regular musical allies (including François & the Atlas Mountains, This Is The Kit, Rachael Dadd and Sleeping States) her songs possess both fragility and a sense of plucky charisma in one fell swoop. Claiming fans of Josie Long, Gideon Coe, Lauren Laverne and Marc Riley, she has recorded a number of sessions for BBC 6 Music.

SCARED TO DANCE PODCAST #24

Welcome to our September podcast which you can stream on Mixcloud!

It’s been some time since we’ve put together our monthly podcast so you can look on this collection as a “best of 2013 so far” which taps into our listening habits this year.

On the podcast there’s an exclusive track from the new Wave Pictures album City Forgiveness, the brilliant Sweet Baboo make an appearance with our favourite song in the world right now and then there’s the pick of the 7777777 singles club from WIAIWYA with that Jeff Mellin track.

Also on the podcast there’s indie legends The Pastels and a remixed Belle and Sebastian, a stormer from Rotifer and new kids on the block Joanna Gruesome, Flowers, T.O.Y.S, Tyrannosaurs Dead and The Spook School.

We have a brand new offering from The Just Joans 6.9 Love Songs EP whilst Allo Darlin’s Elizabeth Morris branches out solo and then a gorgeous track from the new Camera Obscura LP to finish us off.

On Mixcloud you’ll find our previous 23 podcasts which have been curated by the likes of Simon Armitage, Gideon Coe, Pete Paphides, Pat Nevin, Slow Club and Veronica Falls.

TIGERCATS GUEST DJ ON SAT 28TH SEPT

Our next club night is on Saturday 28th September and as a one-off it’ll be at The Lion in Stoke Newington!

Our guest DJs are Duncan Barrett and Giles Barrett from Tigercats! The guys made their DJing debuts for us last year and played a fantastic set featuring the likes of Jonathan Richman, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Belle and Sebastian, Edwin Starr, Talking Heads, The Kinks and Orange Juice. You can listen that on Spotify and they’ll be DJing from around 11pm.

Since we’re at a new place we’d really appreciate it if you could help get the good word out by joining and inviting your friends along to the Facebook event. You can also post your song requests on there.

We offer £4 entry to our members. All you need to do is email us and we’ll give you a free membership card and discounted entry. We’ll add you to our mailing list so you’re the first to hear about our club nights and gigs. The standard price is £6.

LET’S WRESTLE GUEST DJ ON SAT 14TH SEPT

Let’s Wrestle are our guest DJs at our next club night on Saturday 14th September! We would love to hear your song requests for the night and you can post them on the Facebook event.

Wesley Patrick Gonzalez DJed for us last year playing the likes of Orange Juice, The Raincoats, The Fall, Comet Gain, Love, the Stones, Felt and Primal Scream. You can listen to that DJ set for free on Spotify.

You want to get in for the cheaper price of £4, right? Email us in advance and we’ll make you a free membership card that you can use everytime you come to the club! You can get one for your friends too. The standard price is £6.

Doors open at 10pm to 3am at the Moustache Bar with Wes DJing at around 11pm.